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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:13:42 PM »
My argument is not that the 5D2 has a 'pro AF' but that it is not as useless system as is regularly portrayed.

With a f/2.8 lens the 5D2 still is the best in low light on that centre point

PS I still would not classify the 7D as a pro AF either - just the best at that price point

Brian why are you lurking the Forums disguised as a 40D /EF-S shooter.... trying to hoodwink us eh?  :D

Because I got flamed for showing my kit. It seemed like the politics of envy raised its ugly head. I do have a 40D - this is the one I leave in the car in case I need a camera. I have had it for 4 years and wont get rid of it - it still works well within its limitations.
not wanting to give thieves a shopping list? common sense?

They would have to bring a truck to take it away and living in the middle of nowhere a truck is obvious and difficult to get up the track. I dont give a monkeys if people know what I have in the way of kit - just seems to offend them. I have enough smites because I am not a 7D fanboy so to invite more for the sake of a sig line is just a distraction that I cant be a***d with.

it also seems your pet smiter is still going strong, You must have REALLY hurt someones feelings :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:02:37 PM »
My argument is not that the 5D2 has a 'pro AF' but that it is not as useless system as is regularly portrayed.

With a f/2.8 lens the 5D2 still is the best in low light on that centre point

PS I still would not classify the 7D as a pro AF either - just the best at that price point

Brian why are you lurking the Forums disguised as a 40D /EF-S shooter.... trying to hoodwink us eh?  :D

Because I got flamed for showing my kit. It seemed like the politics of envy raised its ugly head. I do have a 40D - this is the one I leave in the car in case I need a camera. I have had it for 4 years and wont get rid of it - it still works well within its limitations.
not wanting to give thieves a shopping list? common sense?

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:59:37 PM »
I've notice that there are a few 7D extremists around here that will put a Jihad on you if you even insinuate that another camera might be better at something, even if you know from first hand experience. Love your equipment, but be realistic about it.

*posted with -84 Karma*  ;D ;D ;D
ROFL Jihad Durka Durka
I had to give you another +1 to help offset your jihad


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EOS Bodies / Re: The (un)official I'm switching to Nikon thread
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:55:02 PM »
I figured I'd save everybody some time and valuable internet space by going ahead and opening up this thread.

Beginning tomorrow night all those who are disappointed because Canon did not create a 5DIII to their personal specifications and offer it at $1,500 can lodge their complaints here, on one handy thread, instead of having to start their own personal complaint thread.

By opening this thread now, it will also allow persons to begin the whining before the Mark III is officially announced.

On Saturday, this can be followed by the "Should I buy the Mark III or Wait for the Mark IV?" thread.
Hahaa great thread! and brave man I had to give you an applaud for this, i nearly started a thread like this yesterday but was scared of being smited into oblivion....

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Lenses / Re: Love to have an affordable and lightweight 28-300.
« on: February 29, 2012, 01:57:37 AM »
Am using the Tamron VC version right now, and it's pretty good. Anyone know of a Canon 28-300 replacement that is less $ and doesn't break your back?

what you mean $2500 and 1.7kg isn't cheap and light?

unfortunately thats the best there is from canon, the nikon 28-300 is more compact however as for quality goes
the canon L beast is in a league of its own, it was my first canon lens. no super zoom comes close to it's IQ I'm afraid

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EOS Bodies / Re: What is the difference between "good" AF and "bad" AF?
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:26:52 AM »
I always wondered why so many of my 5D2 shots were out of focus.

Turns out, my tendency to use peripheral AF points, rather than the center point, seems to have been the culprit. No surprise, I learned about this issue here in the CR forums. :-) Needless to say, now I exclusively use the center point. And a lot more shots are in focus.

Even if the 5D2 peripheral points were more accurate, it still limits you to a small diamond shape. I find that limiting. Since when is everything I want to focus in the shape of a diamond? I would have preferred a big rectangle because usually I'm just guessing where I'll be focusing and then slightly recomposing for the crop.

I'm curious to hear if others have had similar issues with peripheral focus points being unreliable.
Absooolutelty!
But i went from nikon to shooting with a 1D then got the 5D2 so you can imagine my horror when I first experienced the AF of the 5D but i am mostly over the shock now just some light scaring.
but the IQ of the 5D2 is soooo nice i have to keep forgiving it for its one legged AF

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:18:41 AM »
I wonder how many people believe that ONLY the centre point can be used for AF? Well here is a picture from last night, in poor light, with the 5D2 using all points AF. According to the pundits the AF system on the 5D2 is so bad that this is not possible - so here is yet more proof that the AF system isn't that bad - exif is intact is you want to see it.

I've found in low key studio setup with just low power modeling lamps and a totally dark room the other points will not even lock on with an f4 lens period. same lens on the 1D no problem any point lock on strait away
but in this situation its not a problem to focus and recompose using the center point.

now that i've gotten over the shock of going from a 1D AF system to the 5D AF and got ways around the problems i encountered it doesnt bother me. I'm mostly looking forward to having an AF i dont have to worry about. It does'nt have to be the all singing all dancing 1Dx system. I just want it to work with having to mess around with it.

And i find AI servo back focuses so i just stopped trying to use that on the 5D at all

Also I have found the 5D mk2 AF system works extremely well with my 600f4.5 FD lens...  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon 400mm f5.6 L lens - upgrade needed.
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:56:42 PM »
I still think the 300 f4L IS is very under-rated and stick a good TC on it you get 420mm f 5.6 with IS
its old i know but you can pick them up cheap (i got mine for $800 off ebay)
I also love built in lens hoods i wish more newer lenses had them (the 600 Fd has the built in lens hood setup too).
on the 5Dmk2 the balance of this lens (300f4L IS) with the tripod foot removed is awesome its a really nice comfortable to hold setup

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Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:48:56 PM »
great example!

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:35:43 PM »
Just trying to make sure we get this thread over 50 pages. People need to do their part to set a record here.

it'll hit a 100 pages before the 5D3 actually hits the streets...

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Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:32:10 PM »
I think that when it comes to cars, going overboard on HDR, has it's time and place.  And it's so easy to want to push the photo to it's limits. 

Personally, I despise any HDR that looks overtly HDR. If I submitted a cartoonish HDR image to any of my clients, they'd call me back asking "WTF is that $hit?" and that would be the last time they ever hired me for an assignment. I couldn't blame them, either.  If I were in their shoes, I'd do the exact same thing.

I hear you there man, Car phototography is a lot harder than people think, I dont do much of it and never have done it paid but it is very easy to tell the best from the rest. love your work.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:26:30 PM »
My wife just told me to quit wasting time because the new 5D isn't even coming (CR 0.001)   ::)

Besides, you're not even a photographer!  (CR 2)   :'(

AND, you're definitely not getting one anyway!  (CR5)  >:(

Hahaha too funny!

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:25:29 PM »
wow great shots!

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Canon General / Re: Setting up your Home Studio - advice/tips?
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:16:23 PM »
here is a very very cheap and portable option. all manual though but no different in setup to using studio strobes

get 3 or 4 of these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/YongNuo-YN-460-Speedlite-Canon-Nikon-Pentax-OZ-/251000827697?pt=AU_Flashes&hash=item3a70d0af31

get 2 or 3 of these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Photography-Photo-Studio-32-Soft-White-Umbrella-Lights-Lighting-Stand-Kit-/140709915799?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6657407661390978134

get a set of these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DSLRKIT-PT-16NE-16-Channels-Wireless-Radio-Flash-Trigger-SET-4-Receivers-/220864111376?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item336c86e310

go get yourself a cheap white sheet and a black sheet to use for back drops

under $200 all up and you can shoot anything and its fully portable. that way if you dont like studio shooting you haven't dumperd heaps of coin on studio gear

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Lenses / Re: Your opinion about my lenses and my photography attitude?
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:07:25 PM »
Do your self a favour get a 50 f1.4 even grab the nifty 50 f1.8 for $100 it gives you close to 80mm on your crop and once you go FF 50mm is a wonderfull length then also get an 85mm for FF portraits I absolutely love my sigma 85 f1.4 its one of my favourite lenses

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